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Mystery Marks

When I got home yesterday it was still light outside. It was weird. We’ve had so much cloud cover and rain in the last couple of weeks, it’s been dark almost all day long, and the lengthening daylight has not been noticeable. Today, the skies had cleared, so in the evening, the sun was allowed to shine until its setting.

I did a quick inspection of the porch because I haven’t looked at it in a while. I saw something curious on the lattice under the porch:

There was a similar mark on the oil pipe:

What could this mean? Is it a hobo mark of some kind? Is someone signaling that my house has old-fashioned heat?

Or perhaps it’s my old enemy the Japanese Illuminati. Perhaps they mean to fill up my heating oil tank for free and give me a false sense of financial security that will lead me to make some unwise business decisions…


  1. Deborah


  2. Lauren

    Curious, indeed! That’s new lattice that you put up, right? So they must be new marks? What is going on…..

    Fantastic last paragraph, by the way. I think it should be the start of your first novel. 🙂

  3. Jill

    Could it be an inspector that came out to check things out?

    • Lloyd


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